According to People, Stallone’s attorney and longtime friend George Braunstein claims the 36-year old posted photos to his Facebook account 17 hours before the body was found.
Braunstein disputes that the son of actor Sylvester Stallone was found in a room full of empty alcohol bottles as reports have claimed.
“Sage didn’t even drink,” he told People. “There was a report that his room was filled with liquor bottles. Actually, they were empty bottles of Dr. Brown’s Cream Soda.”
Braunstein’s claims counteract reports, such as one from the Huffington Post, that suggest that Sage Stallone had been dead for days when found, citing the Facebook post. He also claimed Sage Stallone didn’t seem depressed.
“Sage was a really young, very sensitive, and very talented kid,” Braunstein told People. “There has been no indication that there was anything wrong in his life.”
Sage Stallone had been set to wed his girlfriend in the coming weeks, and was part of a successful film company, “Grindhouse Releasing.”
Sage Stallone made his acting debut in 1990’s “Rocky V” as Robert Balboa, Rocky’s son. He also appeared in the 1996 film “Daylight,” also alongside his father.
“Sylvester Stallone is devastated and grief-stricken over the sudden loss of his son,” publicist Michelle Bega said in a statement. “His compassion and thoughts are with Sage’s mother, Sasha.”
Sage Moonblood Stallone was the oldest son of Sylvester Stallone and his first wife Sasha Czack.